Chance to hold cup aloft is pure gold

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE 18-carat gold Mel­bourne Cup will be in Perth to­day and to­mor­row and pun­ters can get a free close-up view at Travel and Sports Aus­tralia this af­ter­noon.

The $175,000 tro­phy will be at the busi­ness’s new Mt Law­ley mega store (1/544 Beau­fort Street) from 4.30-6pm.

Mel­bourne Cup 1994 win­ning jockey Wayne Harris will speak at the event.

The for­mer Su­bi­aco-based busi­ness is among 33 stops on the tour across Aus­tralia, New Zealand and Malaysia.

Travel and Sports Aus­tralia owner Paul Ram­say said most peo­ple had to put in years of blood, sweat and tears to get this close to the Cup.

“So the thought of be­ing able to hold the tro­phy for a race with so much history is pretty ex­tra­or­di­nary,” Mr Ram­say said.

Guests will have a chance to win a trip for two to Flem­ing­ton for the Mel­bourne Cup by up­load­ing their photos with the Cup to so­cial media.

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